Sue Waugh

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES -

der­ful mask for Tourism staff mem­ber Hluliwe Kutsi, who ran the tuck shop at the event.

En­trepreneurs who vol­un­teered their time and tal­ent must also re­ceive our heart­felt thanks: Bingo the Clown for the me­morable fire show, New Nexus Inc. (Vince and Kim) for fan­tas­tic face paint­ing; Maryann Mda Events for as­sist­ing with the event and run­ning the games and The Candy Shop’s New­ton Jordaan, who was the event de­signer and Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies.

A big thank you to the Coun­cil­lor for Ward 4, Brian Fargher, for his pos­i­tive speech to the 80-plus chil­dren and teenagers who joined us for a morn­ing of com­mu­nity build­ing and fun.

We plan to build on the suc­cess of this pi­lot event and with the won­der­ful peo­ple of Gra­ham­stown who so read­ily give their sup­port and ded­i­ca­tion to com­mu­nity build­ing, we can- not fail.

Bonds of Friend­ship Fes­ti­val

Church tourism is on the rise and the public was in­vited to bring pic­nic bas­kets and par­tic­i­pate in an in­ter­de­nom­i­na­tional event at the Bi­ble Mon­u­ment on 16 De­cem­ber, the Day of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion. Basil and Deb­bie Mills brought one of their his­toric wag­ons to the site in Raut­en­bach Road and set up a tra­di­tional camp for the morn­ing. An en­joy­able time was spent so­cial­is­ing un­der a big tree and tak­ing rides in the wagon.

New Year’s Cup 2016

Gra­ham­stown hosted pos­si­bly the big­gest soc­cer tour­na­ment in the area when 32 teams from across South Africa came to our City for the in­au­gu­ral New Year’s Cup Tour­na­ment from 16-31 De­cem­ber. Makana Tourism was tasked with find­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion providers and cater­ers for par­tic­i­pants and vis­i­tors to the event.

Up­com­ing project: Tour Guide Train­ing

Makana Tourism will be of­fer­ing Tour Guide Train­ing. Seats are lim­ited to 10. If you are in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing you must have com­pleted Grade 12 with a pass in math­e­mat­ics, and be flu­ent in English. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Makana Tourism. Makana Tourism 63 High Street Gra­ham­stown Tel: 046 622 3241 Fax: 046 622 3266 FB: www.face­book.com/MakanaTouris­mGra­ham­stown

• Sue Waugh is the Di­rec­tor of Makana Tourism

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